Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Northway Junction. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Northway Junction) to Point B.
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Northway Junction. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 63.0022, Longitude: -141.7772 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Northway Junction have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).